Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 41
Rated 5 out of 5 by fahim no problems, so far...
These seem like good drives. The performance is decent and so far displayed no reliability issues, so far. Time will tell if things stay this way.
I am using 2 of these in a HP Microserver G7 (N54L), in a ZFS Mirror under FreeNAS serving media and just providing general backup. They have so far been on 24x7 since they were installed which was about the middle of March (It is now the beginning of May).
02 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Techned Great
Not installed for long, so can't comment on reliability. But I plugged it in and it worked. Nice start!
01 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyF A quality drive
I bought two of these to use in a server (non-RAID) running 24/7 and so far, no complaints at all. They're quiet and have good data transfer rates. They run slightly warmer than other 7200 drives that I own, but only by a few degrees centigrade. Large file transfers clock in at around 150 MB/s. The physical build quality and finish is excellent throughout. I've not had them long enough to comment on long term reliability, but have had no problems so far.
31 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by yas78687 Top quality at a great price
Must have HDD at a great price! Quiet, quick and hopefully will continue to work for years to come
30 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by blythdave Good for reliable storage.
Works OK with Windows 10. On first use I checked the S.M.A.R.T statistics which were fine.
Access noise is slightly louder than other HDs I have but not a problem. Runs hotter than slower HDs so needs good ventilation.
12 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom78529 Perfect for nas
Ordered these after 2 hdds (Samsung spinpoint f1's) in my nas died, so far so good. I did alot of research and the mean failure time of these drives seems to be the best!
This is no indicator these drives will last but I'm very happy regardless.
01 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DP50 Excellent Quality vs Price
Bought 2 similar HGST 4TB for NAS 3 years ago which have proved 100% reliable. I was looking for 2 more for expansion and a well known supplier wanted more than I paid before. These at ~£120 represent the best Bytes for your Buck (£ per TB).
I was going to set the 4 as RAID but did some reading online and concluded that 4 separate volumes is safer as there is a good chance of losing all your data with RAID disks of this size if one fails.
19 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by blissbody A lot more noisy than reds
Swayed by the reliability stories I ended up getting 4TB drives which actually all seem very similar in the stats. Not especially noisy but the 2TB reds I had before in synology ds213j were virtually inaudible. Head clatter is quite loud and spinning rumble gets past the rubber feet. Not significantly faster in this device. If I could do it again I'd buy the reds but this is in a very quiet room.
03 February 2016